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malispics October 24, 2017
Stunning shot!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Thank you! :-)
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debhall October 28, 2017
Stunning! Congrats on your win...well deserved!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Thank you very much! I accept your nice words with thanks :-)
 
harrisonsteele October 28, 2017
badass!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
;-)
 
Alkemist October 28, 2017
The best of all possible worlds.
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Thank you! :-)
 
imhrig October 28, 2017
How did you click that?
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
With a Drone.
 
saptakjoy October 28, 2017
Great work. .. Congratulations
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Thank you! :-)
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
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Hamburgensie October 28, 2017
Congratulations! Beautiful shoy!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
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MIsabel October 28, 2017
An really amazing photo! Congratulations for the prize.
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Thank you very much! :-)
 
pbilk October 28, 2017
Beautiful!!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
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congratulations! superb photo
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
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criflowers October 28, 2017
Stunning photo! Congrats for the 1st place
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
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dustymiles October 28, 2017
this photo has nothing to do with fall or nature
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Why has fog, rocks, trees and autumn colours nothing to do with fall or Nature?
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dustymiles October 28, 2017
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
comment ;-)
 
maureenrueffer October 28, 2017
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
tahnk you very much! :-)
 
ppls6 October 29, 2017
Congratulations, a well deserved win
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
thank you very much! :-)
 
Steve002 October 29, 2017
Oh Crap!!!!! Another elitist photo wins a competition from a rigged competition. Yawn!
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spidi1981 November 22, 2017
Why should I or someone else have manipulated the competition? Is there any reason why they leave their anger so disrespectfully under my image?
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KristyLeePhotography December 13, 2017
Beautiful shot. Some people only leave nasty comments because they are jealous.
 
juliantej December 19, 2017
holy crap this is super awesome . much love!

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Haderburg im Nebel



The Haderburg is a castle in the Town Salurn in South Tyrol, situated on the top of a rock the fog surrounds this old medieval Castle.
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Won People's Choice in Enchanted Castles Photo ContestDecember, 2017
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on a cold, rainy-wet November morning in my native town Salurn (South Tyrol-Italy). The ruin of Haderburg, one of the landmarks of my home village, situated on a rocky outcrop, has been watching over our community since the 10th century. Less than half a mile away from my apartment, I have every day the opportunity to observe this man-made miracle.
Time
Early in the morning the village was covered with fog, I had been lent a Dji Phantom4 the day before. As the fog began to settle down, I saw the opportunity to photograph the castle like no one has ever seen it before.
Lighting
I wanted to recreate a dramatic atmosphere, in line with the history of Haderburg castle. I had a picture like this in my head for a long time but it was not possible to realize it for a long time because I did not have the appropriate means before or the weather was not suitable.... Until that morning where everything was right: the fog was not too dense, so that one could still look down and the autumn colors which did not make the picture too sad.
Equipment
Clearly, I had to use a drone for this photo. I borrowed it a few days earlier. It's a DJI Phantom4, very light and easy to fly. The camera has a discrete resolution and the quality was good enough for me.
Inspiration
I have been fascinated by the majesty of Haderburg since childhood. As a young boy I spent a lot of time at the castle and imagined the medieval life in it. I have photographed the ruin many times before, but slowly my idea to create a special photo to honor "my" castle began to mature.
Editing
The image editing in this picture was quite simple and discreet, I increased the contrast and saturation, the white balance became a little warmer. The clarity was increased to emphasize the dramatic effect in the picture.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D800 with different lenses: - Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G - Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G - Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 - Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART - Nikon 50mm f/1.4 - Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro - Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 - 2 tripods - several polarizing filters
Feedback
To be able to take such pictures it takes a lot of patience, experience and knowledge of the place, because of long observation I could guess the right moment. In landscape photography this is decisive, often the perfect moment only takes a few seconds, you have to be prepared for it and make the necessary camera settings beforehand, so that you can concentrate on the picture section in this period of time.

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